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Old 19-01-2003, 03:08 PM
Richard Mellor
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Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and driveways. I
would like to obtain some chemical to produce about 2 or 3 gallonns to spray
on a large set of lawns and driveways. The small i litre spray bottles from
B&Q at 3.50 a time will cost a lot and take forever to spray. I want a
chemical I can put in a large pressurised sprayer.
Have searched the web with only suitable products in the US. There must be
something in the UK ?

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Old 19-01-2003, 04:36 PM
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'Twas Sun, 19 Jan 2003 15:08:31 -0000, when "Richard Mellor"
enriched all our lives with these worthy
thoughts:

Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and driveways.


Armillotox - ok for lawns, less effective on paving. Jeyes
Fluid or bleach is better on hard surfaces.

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Old 19-01-2003, 05:45 PM
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Bleach is the best Moss killer on paths and drives

Sulphate of Iron is obtainable very cheaply in large amounts from
Horticultural Societies or Farm Suppliers and is the Moss killer contained
in weed and feed products

"Richard Mellor" wrote in message
...
Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and driveways.

I
would like to obtain some chemical to produce about 2 or 3 gallonns to

spray
on a large set of lawns and driveways. The small i litre spray bottles

from
B&Q at 3.50 a time will cost a lot and take forever to spray. I want a
chemical I can put in a large pressurised sprayer.
Have searched the web with only suitable products in the US. There must

be
something in the UK ?

--
Richard Mellor





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Old 20-01-2003, 02:06 AM
Rodger Whitlock
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On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 15:08:31 -0000, "Richard Mellor"
wrote:

Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and driveways.


Can't help you with the driveways but moss in a lawn is a sign of
poor growing conditions. You can control the moss via cultural
practices, though I'm not sure you can totally eliminate it,
however.

Moss is generally indicative of...

a. poor drainage.

b. poor aeration of the soil.

c. excessively acid soil.

d. low fertility.

e. shade.


Poor drainage is hard to deal with, but installation of land
drains can correct it. Correcting drainage problems will help
with aeration problems.

The others are easier: run one of those hole-punching power
aerators over your lawn to get air into it. Apply lime. And
fertilize.

I don't consider shade a problem, just a contributory factor;
take care of the other problems and shade is not an issue.

I've been using dolomite lime myself for a long time, because our
soils here are deficient in both magnesium and calcium, but it is
rather slow to act. I think I'm going to switch to ground
limestone or agricultural lime for a while in order to get the pH
up a little more quickly.

We're having a very dry winter along the Pacific coast this year,
and since my lawns are, unusually, not totally waterlogged this
year, the worms are having a field day. I know a lot of gardeners
don't like worm casts disfiguring the lawn, but I view them as a
sign of better soil conditions, and think that the aeration the
little buggers provide only do good.

I'd like to believe that leaving the clippings on the lawn this
last year has also encouraged the worms.

Yes, I have a mossy lawn too, but it is my hope that by taking my
own advice the moss will recede...maybe.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Old 20-01-2003, 12:07 PM
K
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"Rodger Whitlock" wrote in
message ...
: On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 15:08:31 -0000, "Richard Mellor"
: wrote:
:
: Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and
driveways.
:
: Can't help you with the driveways but moss in a lawn is a sign of
: poor growing conditions. You can control the moss via cultural
: practices, though I'm not sure you can totally eliminate it,
: however.
:
: Moss is generally indicative of...
:
: a. poor drainage.
:
: b. poor aeration of the soil.
:
: c. excessively acid soil.
:
: d. low fertility.
:
: e. shade.
:
:
: Poor drainage is hard to deal with, but installation of land
: drains can correct it. Correcting drainage problems will help
: with aeration problems.
:
: The others are easier: run one of those hole-punching power
: aerators over your lawn to get air into it. Apply lime. And
: fertilize.
:
: I don't consider shade a problem, just a contributory factor;
: take care of the other problems and shade is not an issue.
:
: I've been using dolomite lime myself for a long time, because our
: soils here are deficient in both magnesium and calcium, but it is
: rather slow to act. I think I'm going to switch to ground
: limestone or agricultural lime for a while in order to get the pH
: up a little more quickly.
:
: We're having a very dry winter along the Pacific coast this year,
: and since my lawns are, unusually, not totally waterlogged this
: year, the worms are having a field day. I know a lot of gardeners
: don't like worm casts disfiguring the lawn, but I view them as a
: sign of better soil conditions, and think that the aeration the
: little buggers provide only do good.
:
: I'd like to believe that leaving the clippings on the lawn this
: last year has also encouraged the worms.
:
: Yes, I have a mossy lawn too, but it is my hope that by taking my
: own advice the moss will recede...maybe.
:
: --
: Rodger Whitlock
: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I'm glad you're having a dry winter as it's pouring with rain here - SW
London - right now :O((

On the subject of lawns - mine hardly merits that word as it's more a patch
of grass - I wondered what was the cause of the few toadstools I usually get
around this time of year. Not enough to cause problems, but I wondered if
it was a sign of a lack of something, or is it just the damp?

K


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Old 24-01-2003, 01:39 PM
Annabel
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Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and

driveways.

Can't help you with the driveways but moss in a lawn is a sign of
poor growing conditions. You can control the moss via cultural
practices, though I'm not sure you can totally eliminate it,



Personally if moss wants to grow I let it although its not growing
anywhere I wouldn't want it. I rather like many off our non flowering
plants and would have a moss garden if I had the correct conditions.


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Old 06-05-2009, 09:52 AM
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Hello All. I think I've got the solution to almost all Ur's moss problems.

Try MECHWEK ECO /google it/.

Its a brand new ECO extremely efficient preparation - MECHWEK ECO product

that removes moss and other greeeeen stuff of pavements and other surfaces.



Mike
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:38 PM
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MECHWEK ECO best moss killer!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Mellor View Post
Can anyone advise on a suitable moss killer for both lawns and driveways. I
would like to obtain some chemical to produce about 2 or 3 gallonns to spray
on a large set of lawns and driveways. The small i litre spray bottles from
B&Q at 3.50 a time will cost a lot and take forever to spray. I want a
chemical I can put in a large pressurised sprayer.
Have searched the web with only suitable products in the US. There must be
something in the UK ?

--
Richard Mellor
Killing moss on a lawn and on a 'hard' surface is quite difficult with one single product as you obviously have to be careful with your lawn and other bits growing in it. For the hard surface (patio, driveway etc.) we have used Batimoss CR (have a google on it) it works very well and you mix it with water so it covers a large area. You also don't have to rinse.
 




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